70 Years of Corporate Success
|1945||Dr. Yasota Kawakami founded the company in the open laboratory of Tokyo Kogyo Shikenjo for the purpose of offering technical consultation and conducting commissioned research. Established plant in Meguro, Tokyo.|
|1949||Established Kawakami Research Laboratory.|
|1950||Relocated plant to Omiya.|
|1953||Development and launched production and sales of sponge metal catalysts.|
|1954||Newly esatablished Technology Department.|
|1957||Relocated head office to Ogura Building, Kobuna-cho, Nihombashi. Developed and launched production and sales of surfactant Amisol.|
|1960||Constructed Saitama Office in Kawagoe City, and relocated plant.|
|1963||Opened Osaka branch.|
|1964||Changed company name to current name “Kawaken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.”|
|1968||Developed specialty chemical products.|
|1970||Constructed Kawakami Memorial Research Laboratory in Saitama Office.|
|1974||Yotsuba Co., Ltd. becomes fully-owned subsidiary.|
|1977||Established Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.|
|1982||Established Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.|
|1984||Established Thai Kawaken Co., Ltd.|
|1988||Established K&FS Pte. Ltd.|
|1989||Relocated head office to current location in Horidome-cho, Nihombashi. Introduced CI.|
|1993||Osaka Sales Office Celebrated 30th anniversary of opening.|
|1994||Constructed research center in Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.|
|1995||Celebrated 50th anniversary of opening.|
|1998||ISO9002 certification approved.|
|2002||Constructed mass-production GMP plant in Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. acquired ISO9001 certification.
|2003||Merged Takefu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. and Enshu Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Acquired ISO9001 certification on a company-wide scale.
Saitama Plant acquired ISO14001 certification.
Fukui Plant acquired ISO14001 certification.
|2005||Celebrated 60th anniversary of establishment.|
|2007||Established Kawaken Sterling Surfactants PVT.LTD.|
|2010||Shizuoka Plant acquired ISO 14001 certification.|
|2013||Established KAWAKEN SINGAPORE PTE. LTD., a sales office in Singapore.|
|2013||Osaka Sales Office celebrated 50th anniversary of opening.|
|2014||Completion of construction for additional laboratory facility.|
|2015||Celebrated 70th anniversary of establishment.|